WARNING: The following blog post contains WAY more photos of me, Ms. Sarah M. Anderson, than your recommended daily allowance. View at your own risk.
Friends, welcome back to the annual* Ms. Sarah M. Anderson Beauty Contest! We rejoin our contest after some intense voting and back-room bargaining. I'm your host, Burt Hasselhoff. Let's find out which Sarahs made the cut, and which ones went home early. Again, let's give all the Sarahs a round of applause!
Give a warm welcome back to Thoughtful, yet Serious Sarah:
Many judges liked the thoughtful, but serious nature of this Sarah. Our next semi-finalist is Good-Time Girl Sarah:
A few judges wanted to see more from Good Time Girl Sarah, in the form of cropping and a warmer tone, and Good Time Girl Sarah was only too happy to meet the challenge!
Now welcome Serious Cowgirl Sarah back to the contest:
She's still very serious.
Wait! We have a late entry, Serious Cowgirl Sarah's cousin, Semi-Serious Cowgirl Sarah!
Judges**, I'd just like to remind you that we have many Serious Sarahs with us today. Please be sure to specifiy which Serious Sarah you're voting for.
Bug Bite Sarah took an early lead in the voting and stayed near the top.
Yes, those biting ants didn't get her down! Finally, we have the Authorial Mom favorite, Tree Girl Sarah!
She got enough sympathy votes to squeak in under the wire.
That concludes Round Two of the Ms. Sarah M. Anderson Beauty Contest! Ladies and Gentlemen, another round of applause for all six of our lovely Sarah M. Andersons! Judges**, please keep the rules in mind:
1. Keep it positive. Negative comments will be deleted.
2. All Sarahs can be made color, black and white, sepia, or washed tones. Do not let any Sarah's current coloring affect your opinions.
3. Remember, this is for an Official Author Picture, which you, loyal reader(s), will have to look up in the corner of this blog, on Facebook, on the Sarah M. Anderson website, and, good Lord willing, on book covers (hopefully sometime soon). Keep these mediums in mind when choosing.
4. Judges may choose only one Sarah for the Final Vote.
So tune in next week to see which Sarah will be crowned Ms. Sarah M. Anderson! I'm Burt Hasselhoff, signing off for the Ms. Sarah M. Anderson Beauty Contest. Until next week, judges! *waves to audience*
**That's you, Loyal Reader(s)